Latest Issue: September 2014
NOVELS OF NOVELLA
Ilyushin is upgrading Russian Naval Aviation’s veteran Il-38 May, as Piotr Butowski explains.
The A330 is to be re-engined as Airbus seeks to continue the twin-jet’s appeal for years to come. Mark Broadbent reports.
TRAINING THE ITALIAN WAY
Riccardo Niccoli assesses Alenia Aermacchi’s approach to providing cost-effective military training.
Fast-growing Gulf carriers grab the headlines but Turkish Airlines’ rapid expansion is equally significant. Andreas Spaeth went to Istanbul to investigate.
MORE WITH LESS
Riccardo Niccoli describes a time of change for the Italian Air Force’s 15° Stormo.
VMG-352 – the ‘Raiders’ – and its KC-130s are more than just aerial tankers, as Scott Dworkin reveals.
FRANCE’S AIR DEFENCE PART 2
Henri-Pierre Grolleau witnesses how air defence emergencies are handled on France’s border with Switzerland.
SRILANKAN ON THE RISE
Sri Lanka’s national airline has ambitious plans as the country’s recovery from years of turmoil continues. Andreas Spaeth reports.
EUROPEAN TRANSPORT TRAINING
Alexander Mladenov and Krasimir Grozev detail Europe’s premier military air transport training event, held this year in Bulgaria.
A British company is developing the biggest aircraft ever built, the Airlander. Clive Simpson tells the story.
RAF Tornados deploy for possible attack on Iraqi militants, Puma HC2 makes exercise debut, the Defiant and Valor make the shortlist for JMR, Greece plans to resurrect its P-3B Orions, Mexico seeks Grob G120TPs, and two Avro Lancasters fly together in British skies for the first time in over 50 years.
US launches airstrikes over Iraq, Belarus and China participate in Aviadarts-2014, the first Omani C295 MPA, second production Citation Latitude, third Xian Y-20 transport and fourth Chengdu J-20 fighter all take to the air, while North Korea grounds its Farmers and Pilatus rolls out the PC-24.
LEADING NEWS STORIES
Australian Lightnings Unveiled
Nigel Pittaway attended the unveiling of Australia’s first F-35 Lightning IIs at Lockheed Martin’s plant in Fort Worth, Texas.
US Air Force Faces its Future
Robert F Dorr outlines the latest Pentagon policy document ‘America’s Air Force: A Call to the Future’.
US Navy Delays Expeditionary EA-
18G Squadron Rick Burgess provides the top news stories from the US Navy and Marine Corps.
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